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Cruise Ship Leaves 8 Passengers Behind in Africa
Cruise Ship Left 8 Behind,
Nightmare Commences

Cruise Ship Left 8 Behind, Nightmare Commences

Norwegian Cruise Line says they were late returning from an excursion

(Newser) - Eight passengers who were left behind when their Norwegian Cruise Line ship departed from the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe are scrambling to meet back up with the ship and rejoin the cruise. Jill and Jay Campbell of South Carolina tell WPDE and WMBF that...

2 Crew Members Die After 'Steam Release' on Cruise Ship

It's not clear what caused the tragic accident

(Newser) - Two crew members on a Holland America cruise ship died during an "incident" in the ship's engineering space, the cruise line said. The unidentified crew members died Friday while the Florida-based Nieuw Amsterdam was at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, Holland America said in a statement. Authorities...

Shipyard Completes World's Biggest Cruise Ship
World's Biggest
Cruise Ship
Makes Rescue

World's Biggest Cruise Ship Makes Rescue

Icon of the Seas crew picks up 14 people adrift on a small boat

(Newser) - The crew of the world's largest cruise ship has pulled 14 people clinging to a tiny boat to safety. The new Icon of the Seas was on a Miami-Honduras run when the small craft, with a white flag being waved from it, was spotted on Sunday, the AP reports,...

'Life at Sea' Customers Fight to Get Their Money Back

They claim misrepresentation and fraud in wake of failed 3-year-old cruise

(Newser) - The people who signed up for a now-canceled three-year Life at Sea cruise around the world didn't just see their dreams evaporate. They saw their money disappear, too, they say, and they're hoping a US attorney will help them get it back. The Washington Post reports it obtained...

'Cruise That Will Really Never Stop' Set for May

You'll fork over at least $115K to spend entire 3.5-year circumnavigation on Villa Vie Odyssey

(Newser) - If you're one of the disgruntled customers who just saw their three-year cruise of a lifetime with Life of the Seas nixed last month , there's something else coming up that may float your boat. The Washington Post reports that Villa Vie Residences has announced the recent purchase of...

Cruise Passengers Disembark to Find Their Cars Flooded

Carnival passengers are upset after storm raged through Charleston while they were at sea

(Newser) - No one ever wants their vacation to end, but for a group of recent Carnival passengers, their arrival back on terra firma served up an extra dollop of angst. Charleston City Paper reports that a nor'easter swept through downtown Charleston on Sunday, flooding the parking lot owned by South...

Bahamas Cruise Rerouted to Boston, Maine, Canada

'We thought it was a joke,' passenger says

(Newser) - Passengers who had booked a cruise from New York City to the Bahamas were told the night before departure that they had a choice: Cancel their vacation, or go to Canada. MSC Cruises said the itinerary was changed at the last minute due to "unseasonable and rapidly worsening weather,...

In a Remote Part of Greenland, a Cruise Ship Is Stuck
Cruise Ship Pulled
Free After 3 Days

Cruise Ship Pulled Free After 3 Days

Vessel ran aground in a remote part of Greenland

(Newser) - A luxury cruise ship that ran aground in a remote part of Greenland above the Arctic Circle has been freed after three days, reports the AP . A fisheries research vessel came to the rescue earlier than expected and managed to pull the MV Ocean Explorer free at high tide on...

Cruise Passengers Get a Gory Welcome to Port: the 'Grind'

Ship arrived in Faroe Islands as 78 pilot whales were being slaughtered, a centuries-old tradition

(Newser) - It's not a sight you especially want to see as your cruise ship pulls into port. But as Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambition approached Torshavn, the capital of Denmark's self-governing Faroe Islands, over the weekend, the water was red with blood, leaving passengers horrified. What happened on Sunday,...

Woman Falls From Cruise Ship's 10th Deck

US citizen was rescued, which is somewhat unusual in these incidents

(Newser) - A woman fell from the 10th deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Sunday, but fortunately, the story has an almost shockingly happy ending. Not only was the 42-year-old US citizen rescued from the water, but a Coast Guard statement regarding the incident says she was "in good health"...

Need an Escape? Live on This Cruise Ship for $30K a Year
Need an Escape?
Live on This
Cruise Ship for
$30K a Year

Need an Escape? Live on This Cruise Ship for $30K a Year

Life at Sea cruises is offering a 3-year cruise

(Newser) - How much does it cost you to live your life each year? If the answer is more than $30,000, you may want to consider a new offering from Life at Sea Cruises: a three-year cruise, priced at $30,000 per person per year. The MV Gemini sets off on...

800 Cruise Passengers Stranded Due to 'Biofoul'
Passengers Stuck
on Cruise Ship
Due to 'Biofoul'

Passengers Stuck on Cruise Ship Due to 'Biofoul'

Ship was not allowed to dock after fungus found on hull

(Newser) - "Biofoul" found growing on the hull of a cruise ship left more than 800 passengers stuck aboard the ship for nearly a week of the holiday season. The Viking Orion has not been allowed to dock in Australia after a marine growth was discovered on the ship's hull...

CDC: Don't Take a Cruise Right Now
CDC: Don't Take
a Cruise Right Now

CDC: Don't Take a Cruise Right Now

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian cancel sailings among new COVID surge

(Newser) - If you've got tickets for an upcoming cruise, better check with your cruise line. This week, two major operators canceled near-future sailings amid the latest COVID surge, starting with Norwegian on Wednesday, reports USA Today . "Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, crew, and...

Just Don't Take a Cruise, CDC Advises

Warning applies regardless of the traveler's vaccination status

(Newser) - In response to a series of onboard outbreaks , the CDC on Thursday advised all Americans—vaccinated or not—to stay off cruise ships. The agency cited a rise in coronavirus infections and the quick-spreading omicron variant, per NBC News . COVID-19 "spreads easily between people in close quarters on board...

COVID Outbreak on Cruise Ship: 'They Were So Overwhelmed'

4 dozen passengers, crew on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas tested positive

(Newser) - About four dozen passengers and crew on a Dec. 11 sailing on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas tested positive for COVID before the ship made it back to Miami on Saturday, the cruise line announced. USA Today reports the number as 44 infected, while NBC Miami puts it...

Cruise Ship With Infected Passengers Docks in New Orleans

At least 17 people on board tested positive for COVID

(Newser) - A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 17 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of the coronavirus illness, the AP reports. Local news outlets in New Orleans confirmed the...

By Air or by Sea, a Vax to Travel in Canada You'll Need

Nation announces air travelers, cruise ship passengers will soon need the jab

(Newser) - Canada opened its doors to fully vaccinated Americans on Monday, causing cars to back up at the border for hours. On Friday, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra made a new travel-related announcement: By sometime this autumn, air travelers, cruise ship passengers, and those taking the train from province to province in...

Norwegian Cruises: 1, State of Florida: 0.

Company wins temporary stay against Florida's ban on businesses asking for vaccine passports

(Newser) - On Sunday, the Norwegian Gem will set sail to the Caribbean out of Miami, the cruise line's first sailing from Florida since the pandemic shuttered the cruise industry last year. Now, a judge has just given the parent company a win on its quest to make sure all passengers...

Vax Fight Between Cruise Line, Florida Heats Up

Norwegian wants 100% of crew, passengers vaxxed, sues Fla., which says that's discrimination

(Newser) - The cruise industry is taking shaky steps back into the water, and Norwegian Cruise Line just made a move it hopes will help keep its business safe and afloat. On Tuesday, the company sued Scott Rivkees, the surgeon general of Florida, over the state's ban against businesses asking for...

Royal Caribbean Takes '2 Steps Forward and One Step Back'

Line postpones sailings of new Odyssey of the Seas after 8 vaxxed crew members test positive

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean has been giving a hard push to promotions for its new Odyssey of the Seas ship , which the company vows will "turn wanderlust into reality." That reality will have to wait, however, as now it's "two steps forward and one step back," per...

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